Entrepreneurship Concentration

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The McGuire New Venture Development Program fulfills the experiential learning requirement of Eller MBA programs. 

Entrepreneurship
Concentration 

MBA students must participate in the McGuire New Venture Development Program during their last year of MBA studies. Apply in the first year of your MBA experience to participate the McGuire NVD Program following year. 

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No matter your planned career path, an education from the McGuire New Venture Development Program will give you the skills in innovation and entrepreneurship necessary to launch a business, commercialize technology, build products and services within established companies, and apply innovative solutions to complex, real-world problems.

MBA students must participate in the McGuire NVD Program during their final year of MBA study. You must apply in the first year of your MBA experience to participate the McGuire Program following year. MBA students must apply to the MBA and McGuire programs separately. 

MBA students interested in receiving an Entrepreneurship Concentration must take all three courses below. Alternatively, students may take the Venture Development I and II courses as electives, but they will not receive the concentration. Please note that students interested in taking the courses as electives are still required to apply to the McGuire NVD Program, and must take the Venture Development I and II courses in order. 

For more information about the concentration, please contact your MBA advisor. 

Fall Semester  
ECON 534: Industrial Analysis and New Venture Development (Venture Development I) Tuesdays 3:30- 6:15 p.m. /Thursdays 3:30-4:45 p.m.
*FIN 536: Finance for New Ventures (only required if completing the concentration) Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Spring Semester  
MGMT 539: Planning of New Ventures (Venture Development II) Tuesdays 3:30-6:15 p.m.